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1 April 2009 First record of the trapdoor spider genus Conothele (Araneae, Ctenizidae) from India, with a description of two new species
Manju Siliwal, Manoj V. Nair, Sanjay Molur, Robert Raven
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Abstract

The genus Conothele of the trapdoor family Ctenizidae is reported for the first time from India with the description of two new species Conothele varvarti from Similipal Tiger Reserve in Orissa, eastern India and C. vali from Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India. The genus was previously considered arboreal in habit but the present record reveals that these two species are strictly ground dwelling. Notes on the natural history are provided for both species.

Manju Siliwal, Manoj V. Nair, Sanjay Molur, and Robert Raven "First record of the trapdoor spider genus Conothele (Araneae, Ctenizidae) from India, with a description of two new species," The Journal of Arachnology 37(1), 1-9, (1 April 2009). https://doi.org/10.1636/A07-86.1
Received: 19 November 2007; Published: 1 April 2009
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